A great place for beginners to start understanding game is the Vh1 show The Pickup Artist. I’m watching season 2 here: http://www.blacklabelseduction.com/the-pickup-artist-season-2-episode-4-video/
It’s a good broad general intro. Pay attention to the noobs as they progress, their body language and emotions, than the actual techniques Mystery teaches.
Mystery’s material is best suited for guys who lack a game plan and are inexperienced but have solid foundational inner game. The winners show innate social calibration, aggression and narcissism/thrill-seeking.
Those who fail to thrive generally lack one of those three qualities. They may be stuck in logical mode, have deep-seated anxiety issues, etc. For those type of problems, you need to work on inner game.
Watch the show and figure out which type you are.
It’s a great education, lotsa in-field video, fascinating progression.